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Bacchi, Amato Louis

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Amato Louis Bacchi.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 104 (VPB-104), united States Naval Reserve.


Amato is born approx. on 3 Nov. 1918 in Wappinger Falls, New York.

Father, Guiseppi Bacchi.

Mother, Albina Bacchi.

Parents born in Italy.

Sister(s), Lerbina Bacchi.

Brother(s), Fiume Bacchi.

Spouse, Helen M. (Bruno) Bacchi.


Amato enlisted the service in New York with service number # 8972164.


Amato ‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-1  were,

LtJg.            Charles L. Crozier              Pilot

Ensign          Albert A. Purola                Co Pilot

Ensign          Spencer B. Winebager

Amm2.         Paul D. Boyer

Amm3.         Robert F. Griffin

Arm2.          Earl E. Buck

Arm3.          Merrille Speake

Aom3.          George C. Anderson

Aom3.          Charles R. Harrison

S1c.             Amato L. Bacchi

S1c.             Lester J. Keene

Amato died when his plane crashed on Take-Off at Clark Field, Philippine’s on 9 July 1945, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Amato is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/airfields/philippines/clark/index.html


Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Patrol Bombing Squadron 104 (VPB-104)
Consolidated PB4Y-1
Clark Field, Luzon
Amato Louis Bacchi
His rank Seaman First Class